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Hunter Banks Fly Fishing

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29 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2529
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Fly fishing at west fork of the pigeon

My son and I spent a memorable day fly fishing with Jimmy Lackey. Jimmy was great company and was... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
kkshivan
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Jimmy is the man!

Me and my brother had a full day of fly fishing booked with Jimmy Lackey; one of the wade guides at... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Corey S
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Hunter Banks Fly Fishing is the full service fly fishing retailer of the South. Since opening in 1985, we have become the best resource for fly fishing equipment, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing travel in the region. Our business is built on providing both the best equipment and the best service to all fly fishing anglers. With our passion for fly fishing, we make Western North Carolina our home for good reason - it's the trout capital of the South.
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“rainbow trout” (5 reviews)
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29 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2529
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My son and I spent a memorable day fly fishing with Jimmy Lackey. Jimmy was great company and was an amazing host and fly fishing coach. Jimmy is very patient and friendly and went out of his way to make the experience wonderful!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Me and my brother had a full day of fly fishing booked with Jimmy Lackey; one of the wade guides at Hunter Banks. He made our trip excellent and fun! He knows the area, water, fish and anything else pertaining to fly fishing. Jimmy is...More

3  Thank Corey S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

My brother and I had fly fishing experience, but never any guide tips or help. The guide we had was awesome!! we had a great 4 hour morning fly fishing experience and the fish were biting!!! between my brother and I we both caught 9...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I booked a trip with Doug the day after Thanksgiving 2017. He put me on the fish on the first cast! Doug is a wealth of knowledge and certainly has the patience to work with beginners. I enjoyed the day with him and still stay...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Today, we stopped in at the Hunter Banks Fly Shop to check them out and see about getting some updated information on what do to do and where to go. I cannot express to anyone how friendly the atmosphere is. Aaron Motley took a lot...More

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was the third trip I have made with Scott McJunkin, a top notch guide who works for Hunter Banks in Asheville. Scott is one of the most dillegent and hard working guides I have ever been privileged to fish with. He stives to make...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I took my two teenage boys on a guided trip with Jimmy. My oldest boy fishes all the time but the younger boy would rather do something else. Jimmy had both boys catching fish in no time. They caught about 40 trout.....we had a great...More

1  Thank rkdc1
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My family booked a trip to Asheville, NC to try our hand at fly fishing. We were very impressed with the huge selection of quality gear and knowledgeable staff that worked in store who helped us get set up for the weekend. Our guides Doug...More

2  Thank ryan_grizzaffi
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My son, a friend and I had a great time fishing with Jimmy. None of us had really trout fished before, so we had a steep learning curve. Jimmy was patient explained everything. He provided all the tackle and gear. Jimmy had us catching fish...More

3  Thank _fhrayjr
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife and I had an awesome day fly fishing on the Watauga with Jason, our Hunter Banks' guide! We both reeled in our share of medium size Rainbow Trout (plus one Brown) and both of us hooked up, fought, and boated a good sized...More

Thank Kevin C
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